PARMA NEWS

Gennaro Gattuso apologised to Napoli fans for an “embarrassing” 2-0 home defeat to Fiorentina. “We hit rock bottom and need to find out what is happening.”
Roberto D’Aversa urged Dejan Kulusevski “not to try over-doing it” for Parma against his future club Juventus. “Just enjoy his football.”
Maurizio Sarri hinted he could bring back the all-star Juventus trident against Parma, but shrugged off Federico Bernardeschi to Barcelona rumours.
Gervinho has been ruled out of Parma’s trip to Juventus this weekend, as tests showed he was at risk of an injury relapse.
The changes to the Serie A fixture list have been announced from Week 23 to 30, including Inter-Milan, Lazio-Inter, Juventus-Inter, Milan-Roma, Napoli-Roma and the Turin Derby.
Fabrizio Pasqua will officiate Napoli-Fiorentina this weekend, while Piero Giacomelli is assigned to Lecce-Inter and Marco Di Bello has Juventus-Parma.
Lorenzo Pellegrini scored a brace at the Ennio Tardini as Roma progressed to the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia with a 2-0 win against Parma.
EXCLUSIVE: Sources close to Afriyie Acquah confirm to Football-Italia.net that the Malatyaspor player is in talks with both Lecce and another Italian club.
Gonzalo Higuain is relishing his Juventus partnership with Paulo Dybala after their wondergoal against Udinese. “It’s always a pleasure to play with great talents.”
Paulo Dybala lit up Juventus with a brace and an assist for Gonzalo Higuain, while Douglas Costa converted a penalty to smash Udinese 4-0 in the Coppa Italia.
Roma had hoped to play Matteo Politano against Parma, but his transfer has been delayed by Leonardo Spinazzola’s Inter medical.
Juventus have Gigi Buffon in goal, Douglas Costa as a trequartista and Matthijs de Ligt in defence, but Cristiano Ronaldo is out ill against Udinese in the Coppa Italia.
Napoli-Lazio will open the Coppa Italia Quarter-Finals on January 21, with Inter-Fiorentina closing the schedule on January 29.
Roma boss Paulo Fonseca says that performances in their last two games “have been great,” despite losing both, and expects to face a “strong team” in Parma tomorrow.
Parma boss Roberto D’Aversa says he fears Roma’s “possession of the ball” ahead of their Coppa Italia clash tomorrow.
Parma ended the first half of the season at seventh in Serie A and Roberto D’Aversa praised his players for staying “compact through difficult times”.
Fabio Liverani has claimed Lecce “paid for our mistakes” against Parma and admitted they are “lacking aggressivity” after a fourth consecutive loss.
Sassuolo are reportedly in contact with Sampdoria to negotiate a deal for the former Inter forward Gianluca Caprari.
Parma got back on track with Simone Iacoponi and Andreas Cornelius goals, sending Lecce to a fourth consecutive defeat.
Former Inter, Torino, Parma and Galatasaray forward Hakan Sukur confessed he is now an Uber driver to make ends meet after he was exiled from Turkey.